Washboard, a subscription service that that sold US quarters for 37.5 cents, called it quits after being in business for two weeks.
Washboard founder Caleb Brown wrote:
Nearly 100% of the internet thought Washboard was an absolutely absurd concept. I had a very difficult time convincing people the service was even real but we did have customers that were excited for it. I apologize to those folks but we have decided to shut down Washboard.
(Via Weird Universe)
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